The Women’s Rugby World Cup is finally underway after Wednesday saw all the teams in the competition in action.
There were some big victories from the likes of Canada, England, France and New Zealand. While Ireland won their match in the most dramatic of fashion with a nail-biting 19-17 victory over the Wallaroos.
The next round of fixtures takes place on Sunday and the Black Ferns will be up against Hong Kong and no disrespect to the tournament debutants, but it could very well be a cricket score.
In the meantime, the various teams in the competition are getting to sample various aspects of Irish culture and of course, to many, that involves a pub.
The Black Ferns squad were in the famous Johnnie Fox’s pub, a famous port of call for tourists as it sits a top the Dublin mountains overlooking the capital city.
Gavin Coffey, was in the pub at the time and he witnessed the New Zealand players sing a stirring rendition of the Maori song, ‘Tutira Mai Nga Iwi’. Check it out below.
— Gavin Coffey (@GavinCoffey) August 11, 2017
The title translates to ‘Stand Together People.’
This song was heavily promoted during the Lions tour of New Zealand with varying degrees of effect but it must be said that in the context above, it certainly strikes the right note.